Your journey of motherhood begins the day you decide you want to become pregnant. You realize a genuine level of selflessness and attention that goes into trying to become pregnant. As the road unfolds, that energy never softens.
You understand that, suddenly, your body serves an entirely new purpose and it’s easy to become disconnected from it - especially when it does not work the way you want it to. First, there is the amount mental energy and space that is consumed by tracking your periods, paying attention to what you’re eating and drinking, how you’re exercising, wondering... worrying. There is also time dedicated to appointments with your doctors and “appointments” with your partner.
The moment you get that positive pregnancy test result, much more of your physical, mental, and emotional energy automatically goes to the new life growing inside you - half of which is out of your control due to your natural hormone changes. Losing that life feels incredibly unnatural and unfair, and is painful in a way that only those who have experienced it can comprehend.
In a natural way, all of this attention, energy and emotion is for that new life you’re aching to create and bring into this world, for your family and for your future. At the same time, you're forgetting the most important element in this process, which is to nurture the spirit that is you. It’s understandable that while juggling trying to have a baby, your career, your relationships and the rest of everyday life, you may just forget how important YOU are and how important it is to relish in what makes you feel good inside and out. To remember your essence.
As the new year gets closer and hope for a fresh start is renewed, I would like to challenge you to consider a different kind of resolution. You may be feeling like you have nothing left in your reserve tank and that what is there is only enough to go to all things- except yourself. Resolve to nurture yourself. I would like to help you in your resolve. Together, lets make this season one that includes self care and ways to motivate you to nurture yourself and enjoy life a bit more, in spite of winter’s cold temperatures and life’s most difficult tests.
And with that, I’m excited to announce the 2018 Winter Survival Wellness Challenge! Starting January 8, I’ll be issuing a new “challenge” every two weeks to help keep your spirits and energy up, connect with and tune in to yourself, and feel good. You’ll have plenty of time over the course of two weeks to give each challenge a try and make it work for you!